Sophomore Ear Training 1

MUSI 2116

  • State Approval Code: 5009045726
  • Semester Credit Hours: 1
  • Lab Hours per Week: 3
  • Contact Hours per Semester: 48

Catalog Description

Prerequisite:  MUSI 1117; Co-requisite:  MUSI 2311.
This course covers sight-singing, rhythmic, melodic, rhythmic and harmonic dictation  within diatonic harmony.  Chromaticism and twentieth century techniques are introduced.  Required of all music majors. (5009045726)

Course Curriculum

Basic Intellectual Compentencies in the Core Curriculum

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Critical thinking
  • Computer literacy

Core Components and Related Exemplary Educational Objectives

Humanities and Visual and Performing Arts

  • To demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
  • To engage in the creative process or interpretive performance and comprehend the physical and intellectual demands required of the author or visual or performing artist.
  • To develop an appreciation for the aesthetic principles that guide or govern the humanities and arts.

Instructional Goals and Purposes

Panola College's instructional goals include 1) creating an academic atmosphere in which students may develop their intellects and skills and 2) providing courses so students may receive a certificate/an associate degree or transfer to a senior institution that offers baccalaureate degrees.

General Course Objectives

1. To develop the ability to hear, comprehend, phonate, and dictate music of all genres and styles.

Specific Course Objectives

1. To develop the ability to hear and write intervals, chords, melodies, and harmony.
2. To understand the system of Western music, the circle of 5ths, and tertiary harmony.
3. To develop the skills of sight-singing and dictation for use in the professional world.

General Description of Each Lecture or Discussion

This course will use a variety of techniques such as sight-singing and dictation to hone the skill of hearing, processing, and dictating music containing one part or several.

Methods of Instruction/Course Format/Delivery

Classes consist of daily drill with alternating sight-singing and dictation exams as the difficulty level increases.
20% Final Exam
25% Sight singing
25% Dictation quizzes
30% Music Software
Attendance policy
All students are expected to attend ALL classes. Students are allowed two absences without penalty. Beginning with the third absence, the semester grade will drop one letter with each successive absence. Tardies count as one half absence. Obviously, there are situations where absences will be excused: illness, death in family, family emergency, school activities, etc.
According to the Panola College Student Handbook, any student who misses more than 2 classes or amasses an equivalent number of tardies and/or absences can be dropped from this class.
The only reasons for Dr. Petzet to excuse an absence are a death in the family or an extended illness. In the case of a death, students must provide an obituary or funeral bulletin. Regarding an extended illness, students must drop the class. Other scenarios may arise that might warrant an excused absence. These will be evaluated by Dr. Petzet.
Students who miss class are expected to find out what they missed and have until the next class period to make up any Sight-singing Exams. Once that second class period expires, their grade is a 0. If students fail to show up for Sight-singing Exams twice, their score shall be a 0. The instructor will determine if a Dictation Exam can be made up. Students must make these days a priority on their personal schedules. No excuses will be accepted.
MUSIC SOFTWARE: Students will be given a schedule of certain levels to be completed by
Certain deadlines. Students are encouraged to use this software at least 5 days a week and will greatly enhance the student’s ability to do well in class.

Text, Required Readings, Materials, and Supplies

A pencil and staff paper, Music For Sight-Singing by Benjamin, Horvit, and Nelson, and MacGamut music software.